LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Summit Utilities has opened its application period for heating assistance to support customers who face difficulties meeting their heating bill payments this winter.
Heart of Arkansas United Way administers the Summit Heating Assistance Fund. The program is designed to help qualified customers with up to $200 to pay past due bills between Nov. 1, 2023, and March 29, 2024, or until the fund is depleted. Those interested in applying must show proof they are a Summit customer in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas. Customers can show proof by providing the 12-digit account number, which is shown on Summit Utilities billing statement, located at the top corner right of the invoice. They also must have a copy of a past-due bill.
Applications are available through heartaruw.org/Summit.
The utility company also provides other financial assistance programs for eligible low-income households through federally funded and crisis assistance programs. Information is available at summitutilities.com/my-account/assistance-programs. Information also is available by calling customer service 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays at 866-275-5265.